DURANT, OK -- The Southeastern Savage Storm softball team has been red hot all year. They started off the season on the right foot, winning NFCA Division two Leadoff Classic in Tucson, Arizona, a tournament that no one expected them to win.
"It was a big step for our team. We went in as the underdogs and we came out as champions. We all meshed together and really found our groove and got into regular season," second baseman Jessica Simmons said.
"We were all pretty surprised at the outcome. We came back undefeated. We were excited for the season to start, to see what we could accomplish," shortstop Lacie Cook added.
And accomplish they did.
The Savage Storm finished the season with a number three ranking and a 44-7 record. The winning didn't stop there.
Last weekend Southeastern traveled to Arkansas for the Great American Conference Tournament and came away with the program and school's first Conference Championship.
"It's just a stepping stone for us to go to regionals. We played well enough, we should hold our spot in regionals. So it was a very big tournament for us," junior pitcher Mindy McElroy said.
They're confident they now have what it takes to go to the game's biggest stage.
"I think that as long as we keep playing like we are and working together as a team, we have a great chance of going to Nationals," Simmons said.
"I think our chances are really good. Hopefully we host a regional here. And I really think, if we do that nobody's going to beat us on our home turf," McElroy said. "We're a really strong team. We don't like to lose and we fight till the end. It might be the 7th inning, you might be beating us five to nothing but were going to come back and beat you."
The Storm find out on Monday if they will be hosting a regional.